Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology (Prof. Tongiorgi)

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Prof. Enrico Tongiorgi

Tel: +39 040 558 8724 (Office) / 8726 (Lab)
Fax: +39 040 558 2443
Email: tongi@units.it



CV Enrico Tongiorgi – Neurobiologist, member of the World Academy of Art and Science.

Full Professor in Comparative Anatomy and Cytology (BIO/06).

Ranked in the Top Italian Scientists classification (Macroarea Biomedical Sciences) of the VIA-Academy.

He graduated with honors in Biology at the University of Pisa (Italy) in 1988.

In 1990 was Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), and in 1994 obtained the PhD at the Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich (CH).

Since 1994, was UNIDO post-doctoral fellow at SISSA of Trieste, and in 1997 has been short-term visiting scientist at MRC Cambridge (UK).

In 1998 he became assistant professor at the University of Trieste, where in 2000 founded the Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology Lab at the Department of Life Sciences.

From 2012 to 2020, Associate Professor, and since 2020 Full Professor at the University of Trieste where he teaches Cellular Neurobiology and Applied Neuroscience at the International Master Program in Neuroscience and Histology for the bachelor degree in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology.

Visiting professor at Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), in 2020, he was the Director of the BRAIN Centre for Neuroscience in 2005-2008, and Deputy Rector for Science Communication at the University of Trieste in 2012-2016.

He is Director of the Core Facility of Light and Confocal Microscopy of the University of Trieste.

He is ad-hoc reviewer for >30 journals and member of the evaluation committee for national funding agencies from 6 countries and the Third World Academy of Sciences.

He is author of >75 articles in international journals, 4 book chapters, and 1 patent. In his research, he studied for many years the biological role of BDNF variants in neuronal development and in neuroprotection against neuronal atrophy.




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